The Q&A Archives: Shrubs for fromt of house?

Question: We have a brown cape that needs new shruns in front what do you suggest?

Answer: Boxwood is one of the most popular shrubs for foundation plantings. Not fast growing, but neat and clean, Boxwood plants are commonly planted in rows along walkways. Larger boxwood plants work nicely in group plantings in front of buildings Eleagnus, Eleagnus pungens, is one of the fastest growing shrubs and grows as a superb barrier hedge or privacy fence that can grow up to 10 feet tall. Holly shrubs are distinctively varied, very adaptable, and versatile in the landscape. The most popular hollies are: Burford Holly, Ilex cornuta; Carissa Holly, Ilex cornuta 'Carissa'; Dwarf Chinese Holly, Ilex cornuta; Dwarf Japanese Holly, Ilex crenata; Helleri Holly, Ilex crenata; Needlepoint Holly, Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'; Sky Pencil Holly, Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'; Savannah Holly, Ilex x attenuata; Stokes Dwarf Holly, Ilex vomitoria 'Stokes Dwarf'; Dwarf Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria; Weeping Yaupon are all good choices. Hope one is just right for your landscape.

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